Suffolk natives to play in Legacy Bowl

Published 8:57 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Three Suffolk natives will compete in the I-64 Legacy Bowl held at Norfolk Christian School this Saturday.

Korey Foster and Jordan Chambliss of King’s Fork High School along with Quijoun Gordon of Nansemond River High School will play in the game.

The Legacy Bowl will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday. The game will feature a “DMV” — Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia — vs. North Carolina format.

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All players are excited for the opportunity to play another high school game. Foster and Chambliss are a month removed from a season that saw the Bulldogs finish 6-5. For the second consecutive year, they made it to at least the Class 4 Region A semifinals. Foster saw himself achieve some postseason accolades such as making second team All-District at defensive lineman and first team All-Region. Chambliss was selected second team All-District and All-Region.

“It means a lot to be able to get one more chance to play, ” Foster said. “Especially because I didn’t finish the way I wanted to this past season. I know it’s going to be a great feeling stepping back on that field again to play the game I love.”

“I am excited about this opportunity,” Chambliss said. “I get to play with and against some good talent and also take advantage of my opportunities there.”

Gordon finished a strong senior campaign with the Warriors as they finished 8-4 as a team. They finished with the best record of all the Suffolk schools and advanced all the way to the semifinals in the Class 5 Region A region. He was selected a second team All-District running back and second team All-Region as an all-purpose defensive player. Gordon played multiple positions in the defensive backfield for the Warriors. During the 2017-2018 season, he was selected All-State.

“Anytime you get a chance to play the game of football, you get excited,” Gordon said. “I love the game, and I am excited and thankful to be selected. I like to go out there and play hard. Every time I step on the field, I only play one way — fast and hard. I never want to cheat the game. I want to go out there and prove a few things.”

All players are receiving college interest and are still considering their options for the next level. There will be no shortage of talent on either team as Foster, Chambliss and Gordon represent Team DMV against Team North Carolina this Saturday.

The game will have an admission of $5 and $3 for children under the age of 12.